Educational Leadership

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Move forward in your professional career as an educational leader.

FSU’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership will prepare you to shape and change the future of education. The program is rooted in practical experiences, exploration of case studies, problem-based learning activities and an integrated practicum. This applied doctoral degree is perfect for individuals aspiring to be educational leaders, such as administrators, supervisors, master teachers, policy specialists and other educational professionals at all levels.


The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is a fully online program.

Educational Leadership Program Highlights

  • Participate in the program which is 100% online offering full flexibility for working professionals.

  • Earn a degree that prepares you to lead in a public school, private school, higher education or community settings, by being a part of a program that is designed for pinnacle leaders who approach education with a plan that looks into the future.

  • Become a member of the program’s model which begins in the summer session as part of a cohort of no more than 25 students, allowing engaging instructional design and opportunities for building a strong peer community.

  • Blend education theories with practice requiring both content mastery and research. You will complete the program in 3-4 years by taking two years of Ed.D. classes with dissertation undertaken after completion of the coursework.

What can I do with a Educational Leadership degree?


Median pay for Postsecondary Education Administrators (BLS 2021)

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Earning a Doctor of Education degree at FSU equips you to assume a leadership role in your chosen area of specialization -- administrator, supervisor, master teacher, policy specialist or another strong role. This Ed.D. in Educational Leadership degree can lead you in many diverse career directions and several educational leadership positions including postsecondary educational administrators and elementary, middle, and high school principals.

What You'll Learn

Craft a degree that fits you with a variety of specializations. As a student in this program, you will be able to target your future professional goals by choosing from four areas of doctoral program specializations including Adult and Professional Learning Facilitation, PK12 Leadership, Higher Education Leadership or Leadership in Health Professions Education.

This program has provided me with the professional confidence that I have wanted and needed to move forward in my career, and to feel like I can take my career to the next level .

Jennifer Hodgson, Ed.D. Alumni, Associate Professor at UMD School of Public Health

Our Alumni

Our Doctor of Education students have gone on to a variety of successful careers.

Job Titles

  • Principal
  • Teacher
  • Professor


  • University of Maryland
  • Maryland public schools

Doctorate of Educational Leadership at Frostburg State University

The Doctorate of Educational Leadership prepares students to take their career in education to the next level.

A Frostburg State education: more valuable than ever.

With nationally recognized academic programs, real-world learning experiences, a top-notch support system, and a thriving student life, Frostburg State is a place where you can discover yourself, define your goals, and prepare for your future.

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